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Pregnant woman beaten to death in South Philadelphia basement

Police: victim, 24, discovered with severe blunt force trauma to head.

A woman, reportedly six months pregnant, was beaten to death in the basement of her South Philadelphia home, police said.

Officers and paramedics rushed to the scene at a house on the 2300 block of South Mildred Street, between 8th and 9th streets near Wolf Street, after receiving a 911 call around 2:30 a.m. They found the victim, 24, with severe blunt force trauma to the head and pronounced her dead seven minutes later.

Initial reports indicate that a three-year-old and eight-year-old child were also present at the time of the death. There were reportedly no signs of forced entry, and police said they believe this is an isolated incident.

Authorities have not yet released a motive or made any arrests in the case.

 
 
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